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February 7, 2017
For Immediate Release
Multicultural EXPO 2017 is here and it is different. It is with great excitement that we announce that Multicultural EXPO 2017 will take place on Saturday February 18, 2017 from 11:00am-8:00pm at MacDonald Island Park, Nexen Field House here in Fort McMurray. This is a great time to attract diverse cultural and community groups living in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo to come together to share their strength, hope and resilience after the wildfire.
The Multicultural EXPO 2017 will bring over 30 cultures groups together under one roof. Come and celebrate our wonderful Multicultural Cuisines, Traditional Crafts, Cultural Music, Performances, Traditional Fashion and Youth Talent Show.
You will get to hear Her Worship Mayor Melissa Blake speak passionately about the community she embraces. “The Multicultural EXPO is Wood Buffalo’s annual celebration of our beautiful diversity,” said Mayor Melissa Blake. “I always look forward to this showcase of great fashion, performances and food from around the globe!”
Furthermore, the EXPO will attract self-acclaimed singer and song writer Paul Woida, an artist with true edge in the music industry. “I have heard great things about this event, this would be my first time to witness the EXPO” said Justine Rukeba, MCA Executive Director. “I truly can’t wait to witness the beauty of multiculturalism in action”
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This Saturday October 3, 2015 we have an event called We Love the Winters Here. This event is brought to you by Safe Community Wood Buffalo, YMCA and the Mullticultural Association of Wood Buffalo (MCA).
It is a Free event and experts will present about following crucial topics:
•Winter Car Care •Winter Health •Heating your home •Road Safety •Dressing for Winter •Winter Recreation Free Prizes and Giveaways will be available!!
When: Saturday October 3, 2015 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Where: MacDonald Island Park (Fireside Room)
A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves her home in India to study in New York, unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery. The film made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014 and was also selected in several other film festivals.
This story of a municipal street sweeper and his daily experiences as he moves among the “nameless people” of a big city is a good example of realistic cinema, a staple of the Malayalam industry. The film was screened at several national and international film festivals, and also won the Best Film on Environmental Conservation/Preservation Award at the 61st National Film Awards in India.
Billed as a “realistic court drama”, this film examines the Indian legal system through the lens of the trial of a folk singer accused of sedition in a lower court in Mumbai. The film has won the best film award at international film festivals, as well as the best feature film award at the 62nd National Film Awards of India.
A 2014 Canadian thriller, directed by Shreela Chakrabartty. It is the first installment of the reported trilogy. It is based on the 2008 manuscript written by Kash Gauni. The film centers on the fictional American city of Strathaven, where security protocols are breached. Multiple timelines within film along with a diamond heist are suspense element of this film. Nominated for The Rosie Award, Best Dramatic Motion Picture of the year.Date: August 22, 2015 Time: 12- 10pm Location: Keyano Recital Theatre
Visit the link to purchase your tickets : https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=kethe
As part of the celebrations occurring throughout the province during Alberta Culture Days, The Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo will host “The World Meets in Wood Buffalo” dance showcase at the Shell Place, MacDonald Island Park. This will be yet another great opportunity to engage different cultural groups as part of provincial celebrations. Various groups will be able to display their cultures spread out over the two days. The World Meets in Wood Buffalo will be happening on September 26 & 27 of this year.
It will be a trip around the world in two days!
Different cultural groups will perform as part of the Western Canada Summer Games opening ceremonies. This will be held at Shell Place, MacDonald Island Park on August 7, 2015. Doors will open at 7pm.
Volunteers are our stars! Without our volunteers none of our events would be made possible. To honor them, MCA is hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Night on Saturday August 1, 2015 at 301 Sparrow Hawk Drive (Opposite to Tim Hortons in Eagle Ridge)
Come and let us honor our volunteers together!
The Multicultural Urban Market will be held at the Jubilee Plaza on Wednesday July 29, 2015. This MCA booth will entail cultural displays, multicultural photo booth, Cree drumming and many more fun activities. There will also be cultural performances between 5 and 6 pm.
We hope to see you there!
On July 16, 2015 the Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo (MCA) together with the Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB), put on an engagement meeting. Both organizations presented brief reports on past events. There was time allotted for feedbacks and questions about past events. To make the event more interactive, there were couple of ice breakers and prizes.
The Community Hooked Rug project was presented by Liana Wheeldon during the meeting. Some of the attendees were able to hook pieces of fabric on the rug. Lastly, the event was concluded by mentioning upcoming events for both organizations.Thank you for coming out to our Multicultural Engagement Meeting. The next Multicultural Engagement Meeting will be in October. Keep a close eye on our website and Facebook page to learn more details about upcoming events. Do you want to show case your culture? Do you enjoy multiculturalism? Become a member and/or volunteer. To sign up go to http://www.multiculturefm.org/get-involved. We look forward to working closely with you to explore your culture in the larger Canadian context.
If you are not a member and would like to be part of the development of a vibrant and equal community, please find below the application form (for individuals and for organizations) or sign up at http://www.multiculturefm.org/get-involved. We look forward to working closely with you to explore your culture in the larger Canadian context.